The new minister is a retired police general who was in charge of the Callao and the Lambayeque Region. In 2016, the former Interior Minister Carlos Basombrio ordered his retirement along with 38 other generals.
His appointment comes in the midst of a police reform promoted by Sagasti, which has seen the dismissal of 18 generals and the appointment of Cesar Cervante as Commander of the National Police.
The reform was presented in response to the violent repression against demonstrators that left two young people dead and more than a hundred injured during the protests against the five-day government of Manuel Merino.
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